My daily random ramblings
Hell, some Chinese folk will eat anything - including vegetables! But when we look back at what probably happened in The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market it is easy to see that that tendency led to COVID 19. Much more stringent controls are required - not just for China but for the future of the world.
There were certainly lots of interesting things available to eat there. The ones above were quite ordinary really.
I once walked into a Chinese takeaway and asked for beans and sprouts soup instead of beansprouts soup😊. True story.
Ha, ha. 😀 did you get the right soup in the end though?
I had never tasted Chinese food before apart from chips that had been first blanched. They always had Tales From The Water Margin and Monkey on the telly in our Cinese chippy's in Lancashire.
Cinese? " I'm not dwunk Occiffer".
Chinese takeaway food in the UK is generally nothing like the real thing. When I worked briefly in Hong Kong the girls in the office took me out for a meal. They served up deep fried chickens feet, amongst other things. Not much meat on a chickens foot.
My f in law used to eat chickens feet. I did not and never will. The sight of those things on the table turned my stomach. You did bloody well if you tried eating those!
I didn't try very hard!
I do think that we just haven’t tried to eat some of the rather ‘ unusual ‘ things in the UK .... I always wonder who was the first person to eat oysters which don’t look appetising but are delicious. I have also had gizzards in a France which were very enjoyable !!! Perhaps we should be more adventurous but, I did see a guinea pig splayed out whole on a plate in Columbia and I didn’t fancy that 🤣😂🤣 XXXX
I have often thought that perhaps I should try some of the more unusual foods, but I always wimp out when it comes to it. I did try quite a few of the local dishes which were delicious, but hesitated over the fried intestines.
I remember as a child in Lincolnshire we used to love chitterlings which are pig's intestines thoroughly cleaned and cooked. We used to eat them cold with salt and vinegar. It was a time when we had our own pig each year and they were considered a delicacy - I loved them. Don't know whether you can still get them.
Doesn't sound like my cup of tea! I do like some offal - liver and kidneys, but not too sure about the rest.
Hell yes!! Theyre a delicacy here too. The intestines themselves are cleaned out very well, plaited and fired. Crisp and delicous. Fried brain, testicles. I've eaten just about all of them. Dont like liver though!!In Kuala Lumpur they would be nice and spicy too
I suppose if it has been chopped up and spiced, with no bony or gristly bits and fried until crisp it would be good.
You should change the title of this blog to "Diary of a Butcher".
My son and his family flew from Australia via KL airport at the beginning of April. They were the only people in the main terminal when they came through (until they got to the departures). The photos were unreal.
I can imagine it would have been quite surreal. So very different to our experience just 2 years ago.
Fried intestines are very close to what's in haggis and we eat that (or some of us do)!
Yes, I eat haggis and do enjoy it but somehow the fried intestines just didn't sound very appetising. It's all in the mind!
Oh my dizzy aunt! And that's whether probably are too!! For more than 30 years I've kept (in its box!) a plastic pig that grunts when the fridge door opens purely because the box days "seems like a pigey after your enjoy of eating"!Hugs my friend, x.
I should get one of those I think x
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